Sentergroup is proud to announce Michelle Goldberg as a 2018 Forty Under 40® award winner by the Association Forum of Chicagoland and USAE weekly newspaper.

The Forty Under 40 awards program, established in 2013, recognizes 40 up-and-coming association or nonprofit professionals who are under the age of 40, demonstrate high potential for success in leadership roles, and exhibit a strong commitment to the association management profession.

“As our youngest-ever team member serving in an executive director role, Michelle proves herself daily as an exceptional association professional, adept at governance, client relations, and team leadership,” says Craig Sondalle, President of Sentergroup. “We are so thrilled—and not at all surprised— that Michelle has been selected as a top performer among her peers by Association Forum and USAE.”

Goldberg started at Sentergroup in 2014 as an account coordinator and quickly rose to account manager in 2016, stepping into a leadership role as the executive director for Sentergroup clients, The Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders, Association of Women Surgeons, and Association of Women Surgeons Foundation.

“I feel tremendously honored to be recognized for my accomplishments at this early stage in my career,” says Goldberg. “Helping my association clients reach their goals is a challenging and extremely rewarding experience and I so look forward to continuing this journey with them and future Sentergroup clients.”

Goldberg will be recognized in a special Forty Under 40 Awards section of the USAE newspaper; during a Forty Under 40 Awards reception on December 12; and during Association Forum’s Holiday Showcase brunch on December 13.

Goldberg joins two past Forty Under 40 award winners from Sentergroup, Jean Bean, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, and Rachel Dillion, Senior Director of Meetings. To learn more about the Forty Under 40 awards program, visit the Association Forum of Chicagoland’s website.

The mission of the Association Forum of Chicagoland is to “advance the professional practice of association management.” Founded in 1916, the Association Forum serves 47,000 association professionals whose efforts serve more than 37 million members and generate $22 billion in global annual expenditures. Visit

USAE is a weekly community newspaper for and about the association, destination marketing organization and hospitality communities. Published in both print and “e” formats and mailed to paid subscribers, USAE is also distributed ‘live’ at major association community events including PCMA’s Convening Leaders, MPI’s World Education Conference, ASAE’s annual meeting, and IAEE’s Expo Expo!